Vancouver Critical Mass

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Yes, we ride the last Friday of every month!


Velolove Announcements!

. Midnight Mass Bike Ride
. Solstice Critical Mass Ride and Roll
. Velofusion Critical Mass Party


Check these out [Santa Mass]:


Midnight Mass Bike Ride
Thursday, December 28

Do you have a bike? Do you like riding it? At night? Pack some warm socks,
dig up some bike lights, and start thinking of tasty ways to make booze hot
-- the next midnight ride is the Thursday before Critical Mass.

Meet 11:45 pm at Grandview Park (Commercial Drive at Charles Street --
across from the Havana and Turks) and ride at midnight.

The Midnight Mass Bike Ride happens on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every
month. So mark your calendars, tell your bike loving friends, and hope to
see you there!
More photos at


Solstice Critical Mass Ride and Roll
Friday, December 29, 2006

Join fellow bicyclists, skaters, and bladers for a leisurely and spirited
ride and roll through the streets of Vancouver celebrating Winter Solstice
and the last ride of 1006!

Meet at the Vancouver Art Gallery on the Georgia Street side between 5:00
and 5:30 p.m., and roll and ride at 6:00 p.m. The ride is on rain, shine,
or snow! Illuminated and decorated bicycles, trailers, costumes, signs,
flags, noisemakers, gettoblasters and sound systems, drums, and wildly
modified bicycles are all highly encouraged. After the ride is a Velofusion
party starting 8:00 p.m. at the ANZA Club, 3 West 8th at the Ontario Bike

Celebrated around the world, Critical Mass is a grassroots reclamation of

public space -- on the last Friday of the month -- which allows cyclists
and other self-propelled people to move safely and comfortably through city
streets in a car-free space. Non-polluting forms of transportation are

For more information:

Worldwide details may be found at: or

Upload/View Vancouver Critical Mass Photos at


Velofusion Critical Mass Party
Friday, December 29, 2006

The Velofusion Critical Mass afterparty is going to be hot hot HOT -- so
brave the cold with cause and clever constructions all! CR Avery (and more)
will be playing at the Anza for y'all after Mass. Plus DJ's, pizza, movies,
performances and dancing!

Where: The Anza Club, #3 West 8th Avenue at the Ontario bike route.
Cost: $5 if you arrive with Critical Mass, $10 otherwise
Time: 8pm to 1:30am

This is part of the Velofusion community fund raiser project. All money
raised goes back into supporting community projects.

Check out the November party on YouTube:

For more information please visit or contact
Conrad at ninemonkeys@#@blaze,ca, 604-537-2044.


On-line Petition Asking For Cycling Tax Incentives

An on-line petition has been created that calls for the Canadian Federal
Government to create cycling related tax incentives. Please consider
signing the petition and passing this on to your friends and other lists.


Eco-rage and Idling Hot Line

A reminder that there's an idling complaints hotline at 604-257-2404 where
you can phone-in licence plate numbers of offenders. The City is not giving
out tickets yet -- but are gathering data and the Hotline welcomes
information on idlers. Better to make a quick phone call than suffer a
coronary from Eco Rage!

In July, 2006, Vancouver City Council unanimously passed an anti-idling
bylaw to cut air pollution. Drivers who leave a car running for more than
three minutes face a $50 fine and the fine doubles to $100 for anyone
caught leaving a car running. However, fines were not to be imposed until
January, 2006 -- a six month period. The District of North Vancouver passed
a bylaw against idling in 2000, but has yet to ticket anybody with a $45
fine. The City of North Vancouver has had the bylaw on its books for a year.

For more information, visit the website at


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